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24 Feb 2016

Bespoke Masters programme shortlisted for industry training award

A bespoke Masters programme developed by the Executive Education Team and Building Societies Association (BSA) has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Training Initiative’ category at the Association Excellence Awards.

The Postgraduate Leadership and Management programme, designed by the School of Business and Economics in partnership with the BSA, is aimed specifically at customer-owned financial services firms, starting with building societies.

Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association, said: “The first cohort is now well underway with 26 students from 17 different building societies.  The collaborative approach shown by the SBE’s Executive Education team means that we have all the intellectual rigour and content you would expect in any Leadership and Management MSc, but with debate, insight and information about the customer-ownership model woven in.  We see this programme as an essential part of future talent development in our sector.” 

Vicki Unwin, the School’s Business Development Manager, comments: “The BSA MSc being shortlisted as a finalist in these awards is a real confirmation of the hard work and creativity we have put into this unique programme. We are proud to support mutual organisations, partnering with building societies across the UK, big and small, to help grow leadership and management skills and talent identification.”

The Association Excellence Awards recognise excellence and exceptional achievements in trade and professional associations. 

The event is due to take place in London on the 26February.